just a little amazing Feb 1, 2008
Owly is a graphic novel that just pulls in anybody with a heart. I think Runton is a genius for finally giving animals a realistic mode of communication - they speak in actions and pictographs (mini-comic strips, really). It's possible that keeping that slightly-too-human language bit out of Owly and Wormy's life is what allows readers to to feel so humanly, emotionally connected to it. At any rate, it is a great, engaging read, with adorable illustration.